Bitter switchgrass

Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

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Bitter switchgrass (Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue')
PAN-ih-kum ah-MAR-um
Genus:  Panicum
A stunning, native dune grass, 'Dewey Blue' is perfect for coastal areas as well as inland gardens. Heat, drought, and humidity won't faze its noticeably graceful habit. This grass has exceptional blue foliage and a vigorous constitution. Airy, light beige flowers emerge in late summer and fall, persisting well into winter for a long season of interest. 'Dewey Blue' grows 4 to 5 feet tall and almost as wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Attractive powder blue foliage in a fountain-like form distinguishes this U.S. native beach grass.
Care:  Provide full sun and well-drained soil.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Late Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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